Yame Matcha

(1 customer review)


Watch this video for an explanation of the tea and my preferred brewing method.

Premium matcha produced in Yamé, grown on organic fields.
Skillfully crafted and blended by 10th-Dan master blender.
Suitable for a relaxing cup of thin tea — usucha.

SKU: TTC0013 Category: Tags: ,

Single Region
Saga, Ureshino / Yamé, Fukuoka, Japan.

Local cultivars.

Green Tea
Premium Matcha.

New Harvest
Spring 2020.

A fresh tea from the new harvest 2020. Matcha is always aged for at least half a year before it is released for consumption. This batch of matcha has just become available in November 2020. The tea leaf obtained in May was rested until November, whereupon it was milled and made ready for consumption.

Its characteristics are liquid of a beautiful deep green color, topped when properly whipped by a bright, pastel-green froth.
It offers a full-bodied, rounded but transient aroma, and a slight tickle of astringency that is sensed along the sides of the tongue.

About the manufacturer

Masaya Yamaguchi

President at Hoshino Seicha-en

Heir to the Yamaguchi tea manufacturer family at Hoshino Seicha-en. Master tea blender and taster, having obtained the highest national qualification for skill in tea assessment. Chashi (Tea master blender) 10th-Dan.

10th-Dan master blender
Local blend matcha

About the tea garden



Tea farms.
Altitude 200~400 m.

The Saga, Ureshino / Yame area is famed for its natural hot springs and the sweet and tasty teas produced in this region.


Soil type:
The soil in this region contains a variety of loose stones and pebbles, which increases the amount of minerals included in the freshly produced tea leaf.

The manufacturer factory is located in the valley of Ureshino, but most of the farms are dispersed in the surrounding mountains of the Ureshino and Yame areas.

Environmental circumstances:
For fertilisation only organic manure has been used. The farmers also produce their own compost, which is added as additional nourishment for the tea bushes.

Brewing guidelines

Suggested measurements for 1 bowl of thin tea.

Amount of tea

(two and a half tea scoop)

Water temperature


Water amount


Steeping duration

Whisk briskly
with a bamboo tea whisk

Additional comments:

Use one teaspoon of matcha and 70~90cc of hot water and add into a tea bowl.
Use a bamboo tea whisk to whisk a froth onto the tea.

Learn more (video content):

Yame Matcha



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Weight95 g



1 review for Yame Matcha

  1. Phil (verified owner)

    As I stated in the title, this was my first time (knowingly) drinking matcha from Kyūshū. I was pleasantly surprised by a slightly floral aroma which I normally associate with high-quality sencha. The description is correct regarding the aspects of the flavor, and I enjoyed the sweet aftertaste left in my mouth. The powder whipped up nicely, and the only detraction for me was that my last sip was slightly grainy (could have been my fault).

  2. Phil (verified owner)

    I would like to revise my previous review. On a second making of the tea, I did not at all experience the graininess that I mentioned. I think I neglected to dry the bowl enough after warming it up before putting the powder inside. I would also like to say that the packaging is quite nice, and I appreciate having both the metal lid, and the plastic stopper inside to help prevent oxygenation.

  3. Wolfgang (verified owner)

    This Matcha is nice to see and drink.
    Good colour and a very good tast.
    Sweet taste after drinking.

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